Lyle R. Fried, CAP, ICADC, CHC

Lyle is a Board-Certified Addictions Professional, an Internationally Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor, a Certified Recovery Residence Administrator, an Approved Training Provider for the Florida Certification Board, and a Certified Health Coach (Villanova College of Nursing).

Lyle has served as the Executive Director, Clinical Director & Program Manager of several Residential and Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Facilities. Lyle was VP of a 6-county homeless coalition and a founding member of the Mental Health Action Team in Miami-Dade County. He has served as a Consultant & Licensure Specialist to numerous facilities and has served as a Drug Court Panel member and has helped develop diversion programs for law enforcement agencies in several states. Lyle also served as a Primary Therapist in high-end facilities.

Lyle has been active in various agencies’ efforts to improve access to, and quality of, treatment services. He has met with senior White House Officials, state representatives, county and city officials to bridge the gaps in services and funding as well as to remove the stigma associated with addiction; and has provided education to public officials on many levels through education forums and conferences. He continues to be a sought-after speaker at conferences, retreats, and rallies across the country. Additionally, Lyle has worked with several law enforcement and regulatory agencies to assist in investigations into ethics and legal violations involving predatory behaviors within the treatment industry.

Lyle is currently a Board Member for the Alliance for Addiction Solutions (AAS), a Board Member of the Florida Association of Recovery Residences (FARR) as well as a member of their Ethics Committee, and a Board Member with Floridians For Recovery (FFR). Additionally, Lyle is a Board Member of Mont Sinai Ministries orphanage and school in Bayonnais, Haiti. He is also a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), the International Substance Abuse & Addiction Coalition (ISAAC), NAADAC, the National Association for Addiction Professionals, Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association (FADAA). He served as President of his Rotary club and the Rotary District 6930 International Projects Chair. He is a Paul Harris Fellow and an ordained pastor.

As a training provider and consultant to start-up treatment facilities Lyle has assisted many in the addictions treatment field improve their professionalism, and gain board-certification. He has also guided several organizations in the process to obtain state licensure and national accreditation, and has helped to establish several successful treatment centers. Currently Lyle is conducting research with Dr. Kenneth Blum on “Dopamine Homeostasis” bringing functional balance to the dopamine reward pathway for Reward Deficiency Syndrome, the neuroscience of neurotransmitter supports as a means to mood stabilization and relapse prevention. Their research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals.